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The Life of a Referee - 'I thought: 'How have I given that decision?''

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Pressure, pitfalls and pelted with cushions: Sport discovers what it’s really like to be a top-flight official

You’ve just made an error in your day job. Do you get [a] a quiet word in your ear from a colleague; [b] a reprimand and warning from corporate suits; or [c] tens of thousands of people screaming abuse at you and threatening you with everything under the sun? Welcome to the world of professional refereeing.

Tennis: Davis Cup World Group Playoffs - Croatia v GB

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Opportunity Knocks

Friday
Stadion Stella Maris, Croatia
Eurosport, 9.45am

Andy Murray: A Sport magazine journey

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At his eight attempt, Andy Murray made his Wimbledon dream come true. Join Sport as we delve into our Murray archives to recall exactly how he made it to that momentous moment at 5.25pm on Sunday July 7, 2013

Issue 35: June 22 2007

Sport’s first ever Murray cover feature comes at a time when the 20-year-old is struggling with a wrist injury that’s threatening his Wimbledon participation.* But he puts on a brave face to tell us what separates the good players from the great ones.

Laura Robson: 'I want to be beating everyone'

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After securing the British number one spot, Laura Robson tells Sport she has her sights set on making a mark at her home Slam

Congratulations on making the British number one spot. What does it mean to you?
“Um, I don’t want to say ‘nothing’, but at the same time it hasn’t really changed anything for me. I’m just focusing on the same things that I did when I was number two.”

Murray: 'I just wanted to win one Grand Slam!'

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Ahead of his return to Wimbledon, Andy Murray speaks exclusively to Sport about his momentous year, injuries, and why it always pays to keep your eye on the ball

Andy Murray is reflecting on the first phase of his career as a professional tennis player – the phase that came to an end at 2.05am on September 10 2012, when an overhit Novak Djokovic return handed the Scot the maiden Grand Slam title he’d spent more than a decade working towards. Sinking to his haunches, Murray’s hands covered his mouth as he struggled to absorb the enormity of what he had achieved (picture 1).

Tennis: Aegon Championships

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Monday June 10
Queen's Club, London
BBC Two 1pm

With last year's tournament more memorable for David Nalbandian's disqualification after he kicked a hole in the shin of an elderly linesman than for the identity of the winner (Marin Cilic – since you ask), the organisers will hope this year's AEGON Championships pan out rather differently.

Rafael Nadal: 'I'd throw fits of rage if I lost. I still do'

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The first time Rafael Nadal stepped foot inside Roland Garros, he was not happy. It was 2004, and the season after the ruling body of men’s tennis, the ATP, had named him “Newcomer of the Year”– an award earned on the back of a rapid ascent up the rankings, which had seen him rise from 199 to 109 in the space of four months.

Tennis: Mutua Madrid Open

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Monday May 6
The Magic Box, Madrid
Sky Sports 3 12pm

Tennis: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

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Monday February 18
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Centre
British Eurosport 10am

The women begin proceedings in Dubai next week before the men’s tournament arrives on February 25, with world number one Victoria Azarenka leading the charge. Despite a dodgy pedicure forcing her to withdraw from a warm-up tournament in Brisbane, Azarenka defended her Australian Open title in Melbourne last month, coming from a set down to defeat China’s Li Na in the final.

I'm Back! – Rafa Nadal Q & A

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We caught up with Rafa Nadal ahead of his return for the Chile Open at Vina del Mar

 

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